Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
This library is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. There are plentiful arts and music books, movies and recordings, and regular concerts by jazz and classical musicians.
Free concerts held at noon every other Monday from fall through spring, with a total of 15 per year. The concerts feature both classical chamber groups and jazz musicians. No need for tickets or reservations, just get there early and line up at the side door.
Allison Wiese and Pat MacGillis
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to present the artwork of Allison Wiese in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery and Pat MacGillis: Unexpected Beauty in Everyday Life in the Rotunda Gallery.
Exhibit runs September 20 through November 1.
Allison Wiese will exhibit a new installation using common materials and textual diversions. Wiese is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, installations, and architectural interventions. Her work drags ideas through time, re-plumbing the social and political landscape of the near past as a way of querying the lingering presence of certain American myths and pointing to truths about the present.
Wiese’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States at such venues as Machine Project in Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was a Core Fellow of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 2001 to 2003. Wiese currently lives in San Diego, where she teaches studio art at the University of San Diego.
Pat MacGillis will present Unexpected Beauty in Everyday Life, showing mixed media paintings and drawings. From her daily walks above the ocean on the chaparral cliffs of Torrey Pines to her extensive travels throughout the region and Latin America, Pat MacGillis draws inspiration from the beauty of daily life in Southern California. She has practiced her art making for over 30 years showing her work locally and nationally.
Pat MacGillis grew up on Long Island, New York. She attended SDSU and also studied visual art and anthropology at UCSD. She has taught in San Diego Community Colleges and at the UCSD Craft Center. She has organized many art projects with grants including a Picerne Foundation grant to work with San Diego’s underserved youth.
Monday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
|Tuesday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|